Enjoy with me a three-day trip to the region full of ponds, picturesque towns and amazing chateaux and castles. Touch the centuries of history and architecture and taste the local specialties. This private group tour includes also a visit to the world famous and UNESCO protected town of Český Krumlov.
Pick up in your hotel
I will pick you up with my comfortable van in your hotel in Prague at 9am and we will head south east. It would be hard to imagine a more fairy-tale-like little town than Telč, our first stop. Its main square looks like it has come straight out of the stories of Hans Christian Andersen, a romantic chateau and crystal clear fishponds surrounding the city. Telč is the finest example of the Italian Renaissance north of the Alps and a town with one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. The facades of the houses that surround the main square were the reason why Telč was added to the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage in 1992.
After Telč our tour continues to the tiny town of Slavonice. This small town was founded in 12th century and is located right on the Bohemia-Moravia-Austria border. It has also been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Without exaggerating Slavonice represents one of South Bohemia’s true gems. The main square contains a unique collection of Gothic-Renaissance monuments and buildings with archways that house small shops, pubs and cafes. The town of Slavonice is encircled by the ruggedly beautiful landscapes known as the Czech Canada and there are several points of interest nearby - fantastic ceramics workshop in Maříž, Landštějn Castle with historical shows or the perfect example of the bunker defense complex used during WW II by Czechoslovak army. What shall we visit depends on your preferences. The first day of the tour will conclude in Jindřichův Hradec where the overnight stay in one of the hotels in the historical city center will be arranged along with a dinner in one of the local restaurants.
The second day of our tour starts with sightseeing at the amazing Jindřichův Hradec Castle and the city center after breakfast. Once the sightseeing tour finishes up at a famous local cafeteria we will depart at approximately 11:30 am for Třeboň. The medieval town of Třeboň is located in typically picturesque landscape of South Bohemia and has a well-preserved historic square shaped by an arcade of houses which is a mix of Renaissance and Baroque styles. But what is unique about Třeboň are the centuries-old tradition of ponds and fish-farming along with its local brewery – it was established in 1379 and is one of the oldest breweries in Europe!
From Třeboň we will continue our trip to the world-famous Český Krumlov. Situated on the banks of the Vltava River, the town was built up during the 13th century. Český Krumlov or just Krumlov as local people call it is an outstanding example of a small central European medieval town whose architectural heritage has remained intact thanks to its peaceful evolution over more than five centuries. It is place where the sumptuousness of the local castle, maze-like alleyways, richly decorated coats of arms of burghers’ houses, and wonderful floral gardens are harmoniously interwoven; at the same time, it boasts medieval pubs, cafeterias, galleries and small shops. On top of that there is Krumlov´s impressive castle with its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. Because of its fascinating atmosphere, Český Krumlov is one of the most visited places in the Czech Republic. No wonder that thanks to its unique preserved medieval core it is also a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site.
The arrival to Český Krumlov will be later in the afternoon and accommodation will be organized in the preferred hotel. Dinner will take place in one of the stylish local restaurants and as Česká Krumlov is – especially in summer – very lively place, there are concerts and other entertainment attractions to see at every night that you can visit.
Český Krumlov town, castle and park sightseeing will be organized right after breakfast. You can take as much time as you want to explore this one and only place that so many before you fell in love with. The departure is planned after lunch at approximately 1:00 pm. But this is not the end of the tour! On the way back to Prague we will visit two more absolutely unique sites. The first one is the historical village of Holašovice – an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional central European village. It has a large number of outstanding 18th– 19th-century vernacular buildings in a style commonly known as South Bohemian folk Baroque. In 1996, it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Just next to the village there is the Czech Stonehenge – the circle of stones that have healing powers and can charge you with the positive energy!
About 20 km north from Holašovice there is the last highlight of the tour – Hluboká Castle, the masterpiece among all the Czech castles. The castle sits on a pond basin and above the Vltava River. Originally a royal castle, Hluboká was established in the 13th century by King Přemysl Otakar II. In 1661, the Schwarzenberg family gained possession of the structure and reconstructed the castle to its present day Neo-gothic appearance based on the English castle of Windsor. Castle is surrounded by a gorgeous English style castle park. All this makes Hluboká a true fairy-tale gem.
The planned return to your hotel is expected to be between 6 – 7 pm.
This amazing 3 days tour will give you an overview of architectonically unique South Bohemia towns. You will have a chance to see how people live in these towns nowadays. It is absolutely authentic experience! Because there are so many options what to see and do in South Bohemia I will tell you about all the main highlights and attractions and it will be up to you to decide whether you prefer to spend every day of tour by visiting historical sites or will opt just for relaxing on the banks of a river sipping a fine local beer and enjoying the atmosphere.
○ service of your tour guide (me:))
○ organization of accommodation & events
○ excursion in Český Krumlov by certified tour guide
Price does not include:
○ admission fees
○ food & drinks
The stated price is per person per day.
Prices vary according to number of participants in a group. Feel free to get in touch with Guidilo for more information & price details!
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